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Re: TODO: GNU TLS

From: mark(at)mark(dot)mielke(dot)cc
To: Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
Cc: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>,Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>,Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org,Mark Kirkwood <markir(at)paradise(dot)net(dot)nz>
Subject: Re: TODO: GNU TLS
Date: 2006-12-30 17:26:12
Message-ID: 20061230172612.GA3579@mark.mielke.cc (view raw or flat)
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On Sat, Dec 30, 2006 at 06:05:14PM +0100, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> Except tht X.509 is already done (in a sense). The client can supply a
> certificate that the server can check, and vice-versa. You can't link
> this with the postgresql username yet, but I havn't seen any proposals
> about how to do that.

I suggest associating the SHA-1 fingerprint with the ROLE. I would love
to have this.

> The reason I wanted to use PGP is that I already have a PGP key. X.509
> certificates are far too complicated (a certificate authority is a
> useless extra step in my case).

I prefer to allow self-signed certificates approved by fingerprint,
rather than content - having a central authority vouche for a person's
right to use my system does not appeal to me. Yes, this does make
X.509 far too complicated. I have a tendency to put garbage in the
X.509 fields, and use only the private key / public key / fingerprint
of public certificate, which would match your use of PGP keys... :-)

Cheers,
mark

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